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Old 03-14-2004, 05:47 PM   #76
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Karl,

How many physical drives do you have on your computer?

If you installed XP on the first physical drive, i.e. the Master, then it should be designated as dev/hda1 not hdc. hda1=the first partition on the first physical drive or the C: drive.

Therefore, your pointer in Lilo should be to dev/hda1 for Windows XP.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 05:50 PM   #77
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Hey Capblanc,

I only have one hard drive on that machine, a WD 80GB 7200rpm 8mb cache IDE drive.

There are two sata channels, but I'm not using either. The controller is turned off in the bios.

I am currently reformating the hard drive, one partition using the WINXP install process, as NTFS.

I'm going to install the os and try and boot it.

Karl
 
Old 03-14-2004, 05:59 PM   #78
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Same problem for me.
Installed MD10 on my IBM think pad R32 and after the installation Win XP failed to load.
Ree-installed XP which ignored the boot loader LILO as it usually do and than used MD installation CD to reinstall the boot loader. Now at least both Win XP and MD10 coexists but I have not been able to find a driver for my graphic card but that is another story:-)
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:02 PM   #79
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Has there been an official statement from Mandrake about this yet?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:07 PM   #80
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Hey all,

Okay same thing again.

Using WinXP install tools, deleted all the partitions (think it's missing one!).

Installed WinXP won't boot, again no operating system or such like.

Boot Win98 startup disk, look using Fdisk at partition information and NTFS WINXP partition is only 91% of drive... what the heck?

Tried startup tool, fdisk /mbr to no effect. At boot it say Missing Operating System.

Next effort going to boot MDK9.2 and try and delete all partitions.

Karl
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:10 PM   #81
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Quote:
Originally posted by Karl Norris
Hey all,

Okay same thing again.

Using WinXP install tools, deleted all the partitions (think it's missing one!).

Installed WinXP won't boot, again no operating system or such like.

Boot Win98 startup disk, look using Fdisk at partition information and NTFS WINXP partition is only 91% of drive... what the heck?

Tried startup tool, fdisk /mbr to no effect. At boot it say Missing Operating System.

Next effort going to boot MDK9.2 and try and delete all partitions.

Karl
Try using the Mandrake 10 install CD, then use its partitioning tool to delete evorything.
Let me know how it goes?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:31 PM   #82
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Hey [SA]Chem,

Same thought... I did use MDK10.0 install process to wipe all the partitions. I used Fdisk to create whole drive partition and am formating Fat32.

At least now under FDISK the C: partition show 100%...

I'm formating format c: /s so hopefully I can get a blinking Microsoft prompt off my hard drive .

I'll post back in a bit.

Karl
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:34 PM   #83
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Hey Capblanc,

My hard drive is the master on the second channel... I guess that's why it's the 'c' device...

Karl
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:44 PM   #84
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Hey,

While I'm formating... I wanted to mention something else I tried that worked like poo. I downloaded Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools version 11.0 for Dos.

Am I the only one that remembers when these things used to be cool?

Well as you can guess, I downloaded and made a floppy... and tried to boot it to see what it thought... apparently doesn't like the nForce2 board... hard-locked. Just on the off-chance it might have been a bad floppy... I made another with the same results.

Karl
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:52 PM   #85
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I eagerly await good news.

I hope..
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:01 PM   #86
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Hey,

On reboot after the format c:/s I got the error "invalid partition table". Fdisk display, doesn't show anything unusual.

Scandisk C: everything looks okay.

cd C:
fdisk /mbr

reboot

Invalid partition table.

Puzzling...


Anyone have any ideas?

Karl
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:09 PM   #87
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Yeah, check here:

http://www.linuxiso.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16373

This guy wiped his mbr with:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1000 count=1000
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:12 PM   #88
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Did you get your iso from ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors.../Mandrake/iso/ by chance?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:15 PM   #89
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Also, on the qa page, there is this fix:
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Fix for Dual Boot problem

It looks like the program for changing the partition sizes in 10.0 is screwing
up when it comes to FAT partitions and most likely NTFS(although I dont have
one on my hard drive to check). It looks as if you have this problem only if
you change any of the partitions during install. I'm going to go ahead and
guess its a change with the 2.6 kernel although the developers should have a
better idea of what's going on. ( I didnt find this fix myself, somebody else
did and I wanted to pass it on!)

Reboot your computer and go into the BIOS. ->
go to CMOS Featurs ->
IDE Primary Master(or the IDE with your Hard Drive) ->
change access mode to LBA, instead of auto


you should be able to get into windows. Now you can run a program like
Partition Magic and try and fix your partitions and should be able to change
the BIOS setting back to auto
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:29 PM   #90
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Hey colnago,

Not sure on distro location... I pulled from a couple places...

Ran command from MDK9.2 rescue console.

In my case...

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdc bs=1000 count=1000

Cleared MBR right out... I'll have to remember that one!

Fdisk, creating and formating partition.

If I had waited a few minutes, I might have been able to just change the BIOS setting.... .

I'm formating again.... so I'll post back in a little while...

Still trying for that blinking Microsoft cursor...

Karl
 
  


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